SOFT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

4 ½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups butter, softened
1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 – 3.4oz packages Instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 10-12 minutes.  

Sift together the flour and baking soda; set aside. In mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets.

Variations: can use Chocolate pudding, white chocolate chips, nuts, etc.

Yield: 72 cookies
Source: Grandma Velma Smithson